Rockets' Chris Paul: The Spurs 'ain't tripping'
No Kawhi Leonard, and Tony Parker to start the season. Injuries popping up and hitting Rudy Gay, and Joffrey Lauvergne.
No real significant time as a healthy squad to develop chemistry yet the San Antonio Spurs sit third in the West, ans just two games out of the Southwest Division lead, two games behind Houston at 25-12.
Not bad for a team dealing with all they have to start the season and it has caught the eye of Rockets' Chris Paul.
Speaking with NBA.com, Paul admired the Spurs' ability to remain calm, and worry about themselves over how other teams are doing in the league.
We were No. 1 in the West a couple of days ago. When you’ve been around long enough, you realize it’s all about how you’re playing. Where’s San Antonio right now?
Told they were just behind Houston after the Rockets’ losing streak, Paul said, “they ain’t tripping. They just want to get their guys healthy.”
Rockets' GM Daryl Morey has been clear his team is chasing the Warriors and if they want to take it that route, it'll bodes well for the Spurs.
Let them chase all they want, while San Antonio simply gets their team healthy and raring to go once the playoffs come around. In other words, focus on the long-term rather than the short-term.
As they say, the NBA season is a marathon and not a sprint.